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Neo-Nazis call for boycott of Star Wars ‘Rogue One’: ‘A Jew masturbation fantasy of anti-white hatred’

White supremacists are continuing their call for a boycott of upcoming Star Wars film Rogue One, accusing the film’s producers of promoting multiculturalism and an “anti-white” agenda, forward.com reports.

“(((Star Wars))) Is Anti-White Social Engineering,” reads a Reddit post by GenFrancoPepe on the subreddit r/altright, including a gif showing the cast from the movie; according to the image, predominantly white characters fight with the oppressive Empire while an array of multicultural characters support the rebel fighters.

“So basically star wars was SJW propaganda from the beginning?” Another user, stanicpriest13 asked the forum.  “Good now I don’t feel as bad about not watching the new films.  The new films are going to flop big league anyway.  You can push the female heroes as much as you like, but even most women don’t find it interesting.”

Calls for a boycott have been mounting since August, when a white supremacist site called InfoStormer complained that the trailer for Rogue One, “is another Jew masturbation fantasy of anti-white hatred.”

“This film should be boycotted.  Episode 7 was bad enough featuring that retarded storm trooper Negro and another empowered White female in the lead roles,” InfoStormer wrote, later adding “It looks as if the Jew run company of Disney is going to pump out as many of these awful multicultural Star Wars films as possible.”

In November, two Rogue One writers took up the cause of multiculturalism, digging at the alt-right calls for a boycott.  “Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization,” screenwriter Chris Weitz wrote in a tweet.  Write Gary Whitta retweeted his coworker’s statement, adding, “Opposed by a multi-cultural group led by brave women.”

Both writers deleted their tweets, but Weitz followed up with a more subtle statement:

Star Wars against hate. Spread it. pic.twitter.com/Dtf5uqpxba

— Chris Weitz (@chrisweitz)

November 11, 2016

The safety-pin symbol first appeared following the UK Brexit vote.  The pin is meant to show solidarity with immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ people and others minority groups.  Responding to Twitter user, Weitz said simply the symbol shows “solidarity with people who are afraid.” 

If it upsets Neo-Nazis, it’s a good thing. And if you’re rooting for the Stormtroopers, I’ve got bad news for you…

Also: a movie theater free of Neo-Nazis sounds pretty good to me.

My Mom Shared an Interesting Perspective on Reylo, Antis, and the Ship War

Last night, I spoke with my mother at length about Reylo, Antis, and the Ship War. I discussed all aspects of it with her, including arguments from both sides. I had her read several prominent posts from both sides of the argument, and when she was done she thought about it for a bit. After a bit, she shared her thoughts on it with me. (At this point, I should add that my mother has worked in interpersonal relations for years, so ships and their shippers are right up her alley)

First she gave me her perspective on Reylo itself. She immediately picked up on the vibes in the film itself when we first watched it, she also appreciated the picture of Kylo really finishing what Darth Vader started by giving up the power for the sake of love. From her point of view, Star Wars is a fairy tale and fairy tales often have the unlikely love story. She discussed many other aspects of Reylo, but for the sake of time I’m not writing them here.

Now, about antis and the shipping war. First off, my mom only had one thing to say about shipping wars: they are stupid and ridiculous and a waste of time. Why waste time arguing with people over fictional pairings?

Now for the antis. Before I continue I must add that my mom was abused. Now, that being said, she is extremely offended at the antis statement that Reylo is abusive. I will now quote her directly.

“Those who believe that this [reylo] is abusive, should stop spreading such a horrible inaccuracy. It is extremely offensive for me, an abuse survivor, to hear people repeatedly confuse abuse with an act of war. If you don’t know the difference between abuse and war then don’t talk about it, you have no right to.“

She then goes in to add that people fail to notice that Rey shot first. Rey was the initiator of violence and failing to see that and putting her in the role of the helpless victim, takes away the strong female that the creators worked so hard to make.

My mom also went on to say that she says she doesn’t mind people not liking the ship but the cult-like, zealous hatred of the antis deeply disturbed her. She found it bizarre that people would spend time going out of their way to be cruel to others over fictional characters. Her closing comment on the antis was that she believes that the majority of them are very young and haven’t had enough experience nor do they have the emotional and moral maturity to fully grasp the storytelling potential. (It is also interesting to note that my mom backed up these claims by citing the fact that all the antis used tumblr buzzwords in their argument, suggesting that they had to regurgitate the ideas of others and follow the crowd rather than come up with their own. Which fits in with Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development )

In the end, my mother (who I did not tell any of my own opinions to) said what I assumed she would but also added some interesting points of her own.

ANTIS: rather than ignoring ships I don’t care for like an adult or ACTUALLY MAKING CONTENT FOR THE SHIPS I DO LIKE I’m going to come into your house and shit all over it because I clearly have nothing better to do than be a MASSIVE ASSHOLE.“

This is the mentality of a twelve year old. Unless you are actually twelve, you really have no excuse.

You do realize that fandom is not reality?

That say, liking murder mysteries is not the same as murdering people?

That many people use fandom as a coping mechanism?

To continue bullying vulnerable people in this way–you really must have no conscience. But of course that doesn’t matter to you or your so-called “moral crusade.”

Seriously, go fuck yourself.

You are the very reason the ships you are constantly shitting on made it to the top ten list. Rather than focusing on and making content for your own ships your constantly bashing of these ships has made the fandometrics number go up.

Congratulations, you played yourselves.

Also NEWSFLASH–
you are not going to make people
stop shipping something by bullying them!

In fact you get more content out of sheer spite.

These ships are here to stay. Deal with it and stay in your own lane.

This has been a PSA.

Hey guys! So I published my first novel and I need a little help...

So, as none of you know, for the last 3 years I’ve been writing my first novel, and I finally finished it! 

It’s about a gay couple in the army of a world that’s been at war for 30 years basically saying fuck you, we’re going to survive. It’s about 460 pages long, furiously liberal, diverse, anti-war/anti-military… 

It’s a book written by a disillusioned girl about disenfranchised youth reclaiming their world. And while it is a bit dark and angry, fueled by my feelings towards what’s happened in the last 3 years, it’s ultimately about hope and defiance.

If you could check it out, that would be amazing! Or at least spread the word, I know it’s pricey, I’m so sorry (production costs alone were $16, the publisher set the price). Any kind of help would be so appreciated! Love you all! 

Link here! (x)

Imagine the flame wars between the two fan groups

It starts with skate Canada, Yurio visibly upset that he lost to JJ. Their cold interactions toward each other causes the fan groups to accuse each other of unsportsmanlike behavior.

Jump to skate Moscow, where on his home turf and with cameras rolling, JJ calls yurio a girl. It’s on. The flame wars. The anti posts, the anonymous messages sending hate.

Yurio who has always been kinda shy about his rabid fanbase, actually goes out of his way to scream at JJ and his fiancé for trashing his fans. JJ fans fight back, calling yurio immature and rude. Now his fiancé has a Hatedom.

  • What she says: I hate reylo
  • What she means: Reylo is a disgusting example of how people romanticize every single interaction between a boy and a girl, even when it's abusive, violent, and possibly incestuous. Why would Kylo torturing Rey to get information ever be considered romantic? The fact that fans would rather ship her with Kylo than have her be with Finn, another girl, or be aro really speaks a lot about how they view PoC and the lgbt community. All in all, Reylo is just trash.

It doesn't matter if we are TeamIronMan or TeamCap.

It doesn't matter if we think Tony Stark deserves a hug or if we want to protect Bucky Barnes.

It doesn't matter if we just discovered our new love to T'Challa or if Spider Man was the highlight of the movie.

We all are unified by our mutual hate of the completely unnecessary kiss between Steve and Sharon.

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There is racism in the writing of thousands of words’ worth of dissertation exploring the possibilities of Kylo Ren’s character based on the qualities and story arc that Finn has already shown and whose own plotline is canonically more feasible to what you lot claim as a powerful connection with Rey than the character who is the villain and has done nothing positive for/towards Rey. You lot have blatantly erased Finn’s characterization and actions. This is not isolated in that article. It’s a sentiment repeated continually by shippers that somehow pop-up in the FinnRey, Finn, and other tags. […] You lot are so concerned that you’re being accused of racism and instead of investigating yourselves of the inherent prejudices you might have, you decide to separate yourself from “the rest” which does nothing to quell the problem. Saying that majority of you are not racist does not magically negate r*ylo shippers from baring real-life prejudices that bleed into the consumption and interpretation of fiction. Your intent, no matter how positive you think it is, does not negate the impact of your and your lot’s actions, words, and works, that reek of internalized racism.” - @fakestarwarsfan

did you know… that you can like a villainous character… without trying to erase the fact that they’re a villain??? you can appreciate a dynamic and well-written villain while acknowledging the fact that they are evil and have done terrible things…. liking a villain doesn’t mean that you condone their actions…. AND you can definitely like a villain without wanting them to be “redeemed” by being forced into an unhealthy and out of character relationship with one of the heroes…… wow….. who knew……